Must Sees - The Unmissables

  • Paintings
    40 min
    7 works
  • Don't leave the Scottish National Gallery without seeing these works.

Gallery / Upper level

National Gallery Upper level
  • 1

    Sandro Botticelli, The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child

    Start your journey by seeing a painting by one of the most celebrated artists of the Renaissance.

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    Location: Gallery / Upper level / Gallery 1

Gallery / Ground level

National Gallery ground level
  • 2

    John Constable, The Vale of Dedham

    For your first stop on the ground floor, immerse yourself in the Suffolk countryside.

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    Location: Gallery / Ground level / XII

  • 3

    Thomas Gainsborough, The Honourable Mrs Graham (1757 - 1792)

    Go through to room 10 to see a work by Gainsborough, one of Britain’s most significant portrait painters.

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    Location: Gallery / Ground level / X

  • 4

    Sir Peter Paul Rubens, The Feast of Herod

    In room 9, experience this unflinching masterpiece by Rubens.

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    Location: Gallery / Ground level / 10

  • 5

    Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn), Self-Portrait, aged 51

    Stroll through to room 8 and see Rembrandt stare right back at you.

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    Location: Gallery / Ground level / 9

Gallery / Lower level

National Gallery lower level
  • 6

    Sir James Guthrie, A Hind's Daughter

    Continue your trip at the Scottish Collection where you can see a picture painted in the Berwickshire village of Cockburnspath.

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    Location: Gallery / Lower level / B1

  • 7

    Sir David Wilkie, The Letter of Introduction

    End your visit with a picture by Fife-born artist Wilkie, Painter to the King in 1830.

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    Location: Gallery / Lower level / B7

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